UPDATE; Early Morning Downtown Shooting

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SAVANNAH, GA (October 11, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives arrested and charged Darius Javon Black, 23, in the attempted robbery of three men that resulted in a shooting on Abercorn and East Bryan streets at about 3:12 a.m. today.

Metro responded to the scene, where Andre Martinez, 21, and Bashari Dixon, 22, were subduing a male subject, later identified as Black. A second suspect fled the area. Black broke away and attempted to run when a Downtown Precinct patrol officer followed him. Black and the officer made contact nearby. They engaged in a brief scuffle before Black was detained by the officer. The officer sustained minor injuries.

Additional Metro units at Abercorn and East Bryan streets located Anthony Glenn Schmidt, 23, of North Carolina, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Schmidt was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators learned that Schmidt, Martinez and Dixon were robbed by Black and another male suspect after leaving a nearby club. The second suspect reportedly displayed a gun as both suspects demanded the victim’s belongings. The victims refused, resulting in a fight between themselves and the suspects. During the fight Black allegedly obtained the gun and fired, hitting Schmidt. Martinez also was transported to MUMC with non-life-threatening injuries from the fight.

Black was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, felony obstruction and obstruction by fleeing.

Investigators now seek a second suspect described as a heavy-set black male.

Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.


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